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Fabio P
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Well, my clapometer doesn't arrive ( toc toc Hank where are you???) Atell off the meter seems very cool and it is worth its price but it is espensive ( with shipping fees it is more than $200)so....any suggestion for a strong warmup applause-type?

Thanks/Fabio
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Why not do the newspaper restoration. the one where you have allready the pieces.

make up pieces with big letters. these letters formed together your magic spell. wibbly wobbly (terry herbert)- you can ask them what letters they are then make the word - then do the magic spell all together. the pieces transforms to a big piece with the magic spell written on it.

you can do the same with colors and then do the blendo silk trick.

hope this helps,
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Wow Robert. You should have just wrote him a check! Smile That is a great idea!

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Steve Talyor has an applause routine that uses a wilting flower. Works similar to the Meter Routine, not as funny or as powerful, but it works and I've used it for years.

The flower loves applause, who can applause louder, boy or girls, you get the idea. Most of the routine was converted to the meter, and on Axtell's website, so the transition was really easy for me.

$200 is not a lot of money for a powerful effect that works every time. It's the price of one birthday party show.(Or close to that price dependent on where you live and what you charge.)

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Or you could do the "Baggy" trick and turn it into an applause Meter....

Last time I checked a lifetime supply of baggies for this would run less than $5.00
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Thanks Danny, feel free to use it.
Fabio P
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Thanks a lot for your help.
Please forgive my ignorance but what is the baggy trick??
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It is an effect that uses a single seal ziploc bag or "Baggie". This can be turned into an impromtu applause meter...
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Cannot find it. Any link?
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The piece is actually on Jams Muntons How to teach a Birthday Magic class...
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Like Denny mentioned, Steve Taylor's applause flower routine is great for kids. I use it in many of my shows and it gets fantastic results. Age 3 to about 8 or 9 really enjoy this.
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The piece is actually on Jams Muntons How to teach a Birthday Magic class...



sorry cannot find this book(??)
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Fagani,

You can get it here:
http://www.magicsells.com

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James, I did not realize Monsieur Lebaggie was such a talented little individual, but he can do well as an inpromptu applause meter...
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You can evaluate my "Off the Meter" by watching the video at http://www.axtell.com/meter.html This is a very complex little machine to build in a quality way, which is why it's an expensive item....if you consider $170 plus shipping expensive for a killer warm up.

Also don't forget Trevor Lewis' applause Meter.

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Seadawg,

And you have only begun to scratch his surface! I'm going to be releasing a 4-dvd set of tricks that he can do through L&L Publishing in spring 2007.

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I hate clapping warm-ups. They are boring to adults, and aren't exciting to the kids. I warm my audience up before my first effect for maybe 10-15 seconds max, and it is always enough to get everyone excited, everyone ready, and everyone part of the show. Just because you hear about them a lot doesn't mean the normal warm-ups are really that great. I fine warm-up would be to go out on stage and wave at the audience, open your mouth to speak, pause, and wave some more. Or, tell them your magic words and have them scream it; they love screaming.
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I use the ballon dog (I think it's called that!) as an opener with patter about part of being a magician is never giving up. I get a little person (usually a little girl) on stage. I blow up one balloon and pretend to sneeze. the balloon flys out of my hand.

I try another balloon, it has a hole in it. I tie the end, blow it up, and sneeze again. The balloon flys out of my hand. I ask the little girl if I should give up. She says no. I ask if she has any ideas. The other day a girl says, "Yea, do magic." I said, "I guess that's what I'm here for." I then blow up the bag, pop it and a balloon animal appears.

This effect I got from a Jeff Hobson video. Great effect to open with.

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Before I got "Off The Meter" my favorite opener for kids was taken from David Ginn's Comedy Warm Ups booklet. I added my own ending - I think it’s my twist anyway. You quickly ask a series of questions and have the kids raise their hands. You say - "Raise your hands if you like hamburgers, raise your hands if like pizza, raise them if you like ice cream, raise them if you like chocolate, raise them if you like bananas, raise them If you are bananas." You always catch a few that will raise their hands on the last question. I usually act relieved and say, "You're banana's? I'm banana's too!!!!!" Usually all the kids want to be bananas at that point. It really is a fun opener and a great way to introduce the multiplying bananas routine.

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